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County government creates Coalition of Stakeholders in the face of COVID-19

LOCK HAVEN - Leaders of Clinton County are joining together in the face of a pandemic. Those involved include; The City of Lock Haven, Lock Haven University, UPMC Lock Haven, the Economic Partnership, Department of Emergency Services, Keystone Central School District, 76th District State ...

Pa. coronavirus cases top 2,200, 531 new cases reported

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania has confirmed 531 new coronavirus cases, raising the statewide total to 2,218. The state Department of Health said 22 patients have died due to the virus statewide. The department released new numbers Friday afternoon. Cases have been reported in 50 of the state's 67 ...

Mt. Nittany confirms first employee positive

STATE COLLEGE - Mount Nittany Health reported Friday that an employee at one of its outpatient practices has tested positive for COVID-19. Mount Nittany Health received the confirmed test results last evening, March 26. The employee has been at home since symptoms were recognized and is ...

Pa. coronavirus cases approach 1,700; 560 new cases reported

By Ron Southwick rsouthwick@pennlive.com HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania has confirmed 560 new coronavirus cases, raising the statewide total to 1,687. The state Department of Health says 16 people have died due to the virus. The department released new numbers Thursday. Cases have now been ...

Newborn baby boy found on porch

LOGANTON - When a Loganton man opened his back door to leave the dog out early Thursday morning, he heard a noise and saw blood on the porch. It was still dark outside and he thought it was an injured animal taking shelter beneath his dog's blankets. He called his wife to come outside and ...

Lycoming County gets first virus case

There is one living case of coronavirus in Lycoming County as of Tuesday, Charles E. Kiessling Jr., ounty coroner said he has been told by officials. “The individual is being treated at home,” he said. “With testing now underway, there are bound to be more people diagnosed with this ...

Great Island to host food distribution Thursday

LOCK HAVEN - For anyone who may be struggling to keep food on the table during the COVID-19 crisis, Great Island Presbyterian Church, The New Love Center and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are here to help. Great Island will be hosting a pop up food distribution center tomorrow in their ...

Pa. coronavirus cases top 1,100; 276 new cases reported

From Pennlive HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania now has confirmed 1,127 cases of the coronavirus, with 276 new cases reported, the Department of Health said Wednesday. The state Department of Health says 11 people have died due to the coronavirus. The virus has been found in 44 of Pennsylvania's 67 ...

Geisinger JS screens patients before entering emergency department

JERSEY SHORE - Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital has an extra precaution in place to prevent possible exposure to the Coronavirus. Tents have been placed outside the emergency entrance where patients are screened for any respiratory illnesses that could be related to COVID-19 before entering ...

Japan delays Olympics until 2021

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. Abe said after his telephone talks with Bach that he requested a ...

UPMC updates visitation restrictions at facilities

WILLIAMPSORT - For the safety of patients and staff, and to lower their likelihood of exposure to any illness including COVID-19, effective today UPMC facilities in the Susquehanna region have updated visitation restrictions at facilities across the region. All UPMC facilities will no longer ...

UPMC opens virus specimen collection site

WILLIAMPSORT ­ Beginning Monday, March 23, UPMC in the Susquehanna region will begin directing patients who received physician consultation and referral for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to an outpatient specimen collection site at 609 Brandon Ave., Williamsport. The site is not open to ...

State police to begin enforcing virus-prompted business closures

The Pennsylvania State Police said they will begin enforcing Gov. Tom Wolf’s order closing the physical locations of non-life-sustaining businesses at 8 a.m. Monday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Col. Robert Evanchick, commissioner for state police, said troopers are ready to ...

Rep. Keller asks Gov. Wolf to rescind order shutting down Pa. businesses

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA) Friday sent a letter to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf requesting that the Governor immediately rescind his March 19, 2020, order that closes the physical locations of all “non-life-sustaining” businesses. “While protecting public safety is government’s top ...

Centre, Potter Counties get first cases of coronavirus

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of the afternoon of March 20 that COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Centre and Potter counties. Mount Nittany Medical Center at State College then later in the day confirmed it had two cases. The Health Department also said there were 83 ...

MH mayor declares disaster of emergency

MILL HALL - Mill Hall Mayor Thomas Bossert has declared a Disaster of Emergency effective Tuesday, March 17 for two weeks. The declaration follows all the guidelines set by Gov. Tom Wolf's declaration and includes the closure of physical locations for all non-life sustaining businesses within ...

List of businesses impacted by Gov. Wolf’s directive

See this list as released by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. It also is on Page B6 in today's print edition of The Express. To enlarge, right click on the list-image and save the image as a jpg to your mobile cell phone screen or desktop PC. Make sure to add the jpg tag at the end of the file ...

LH Council to hold video conference meeting Monday

LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven City Council will hold a special meeting via video conference at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 23, City Manager Greg Wilson said in a press release. The public will be able to view the meeting by clicking on a link that will be provided on the city's website ...

All non-life sustaining businesses in Pa. must close: Gov. Wolf

From Pennlive All non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close. On Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf today ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. Thursday (today) to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions ...

LH mayor declares state of emergency

LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven City Mayor Joel Long signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency for the city which will not effect private businesses, only city operations. It will be in effect from now until April 5 at the earliest. The declaration comes only days after council canceled its regular ...